Driver Alert System

Driver Alert Control (DAC)* - operation

Updated 7/23/2018

Settings are made from the centre console's display screen and its menu system. For information on how the menu system is used, see MY CAR.

Depending on whether the car has Lane Departure Warning - LDW or Lane Keeping Aid - LKA the screen can show one of the following options:

A car with LDW can show this on the screen.

A car with LDW can show this on the screen.

A car with LKA can show this on the screen.

A car with LKA can show this on the screen.

The Driver Alert function can be set in standby mode. The function can be activated/deactivated in the menu system MY CAR. For a description of the menu system, see MY CAR.

Driver Alert is activated when speed exceeds 65 km/h and remains active as long as the speed is over 60 km/h.

If the vehicle is being driven erratically, the driver is notified by an acoustic signal plus the text message Driver Alert Time for a break - the linked symbol is illuminated in the combined instrument panel at the same time. The warning is repeated after a time if driving ability does not improve.

The warning symbol can be switched off:

  • Press the left-hand stalk switch OK button.

Warning

An alarm should be taken very seriously, as a sleepy driver is often not aware of his/her own condition.

In the event of an alarm or a feeling of tiredness; stop the car in a safe manner as soon as possible and rest.

Studies have shown that it is equally as dangerous to drive while tired as it is under the influence of alcohol.


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